I did a little looking on line and found out that it is the CORSAR CARD or the Colorado search and rescue card. I didn't see how much it cost but if I remember right it is around $5.00. Also from what I read about it it all goes to the search and rescue fund and nothing else.
I know on my licenses that I get tagged for that $0.25 on my elk, deer, fishing, and ATV licenses and tags so it only adds up to about a buck for me for all my licenses.
That's like a $1.00 extra on our licences. They have a long way to go to catch up to what we pay.
Have to keep in mind that it's just not that extra $1 fee we pay on a lisence. The whole cost per each license goes to various expenses to foot the bill for outdoor/wilderness/wildlife funding. Plus the taxes we pay on gear and equipment.
I was talking about the total money we spend compared to hikers, and they get all snooty like they have more right to be there than us. I don't handle being looked down on very well.
Probably why I like hunting remote areas where nobody is around. It might not be prime hunting areas, but I enjoy the solitude.
Yeah tell me about it. There was a local story that was in the news not too long ago about a dog walker that was ticketed for walking her dog in one of the SWA near Loveland or Longmont, Colorado. The SWA is first and foremost for hunting and funded by hunters. One of the regs on that SWA is that dogs are only allowed while hunting to retrieve waterfowl. Plus she did not have a habitat stamp which is required to enter most SWAs. The person went to the media about it, yet she wasn't a hunter or angler who had paid any fee. She blamed the DOW for worngful ticketing and tried to fight it in court. She tried to get a petition going to fight the DOW. The media barely mensioned who actually funds and has rights on that property. I bet the judge made it clear to her in court if they know anything about that type of stuff.
Unfortuanley is is one of those SWA properties that has fallen victim to over development and urban sprawl. It's not away or out of town like it used to be, but rather surrounded by new homes literaly within 50 yards making it unsuitabe for any type of hunting with shotguns anymore. I predict that we will be paying for an SWA for a long time, one that's no longer viable for hunting. I bet it becomes a basic neighborhood park eventually. Personally I think the DOW should just sell the property to it's city. But the fact is that most of these people don't know or care who funds this stuff. They think they can break the regs just because they live there, yet we have to follow those regs as sportsman.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...